An annotated game for beginners.

Jan 22, 2009, 3:28 AM |

Hopefully to those fairly new to the game (I'm thinking 1100 or under) this will show what kind of thing stronger (slightly!) players are thinking about and the kinds of things you will need to keep in mind if you want to become better yourself.

I've shown the board coordinates to make it easy for beginners to find their way around and see which squares are being discussed.

As you click through the game the comments will appear, so take your time and think about what you might play as white or black as you go.

If anyone finds this helpful I recommend 'Logical Chess Move by Move' by Irving Chernev. A book which explains every single move in a variety of high quality games. If you don't want to spend money on that, I hope mine will help you a little or at least give you something to think about. It can be good practice to annotate your own games as well. Especially those you lose. This might be more painful but learning where you went wrong is how you'll improve.

Kind regards




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